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The Crown

The Crown The Green, Sandon, Chelmsford CM2 7SH, England
+44 1245 477164
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good12%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Crown The Green, Sandon, Chelmsford CM2 7SH, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We had been recommended this pub from some friends and visited last week for dinner. We were not disappointed! We had a lovely welcome from Sarah who chatted to us about the renovations they had made. These give the pub a fresh contemporary feel which...More

Thank DanburyMadjan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for the first time with friends for a Thursday lunch. Very warm & sincere welcome by Andrew & his staff. Under new management for about three months so all reviews previous to May can be ignored! We sat in the rear garden/courtyard & had...More

Thank Edward R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The complete service was first class, from the friendly welcome, the helpful hints and the individual attention of the Chef, combined to make this one of the most pleasant 'events' of the Summer. Although I have passed this pub almost daily for years, I had...More

Thank Simon W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A party of 10 friends and a dog met for Saturday lunch to say farewell to a friend going back to the Philippines. We had 2 vegetarians, a GF and a diary free as part of our party. The Chef very kindly especially made 4...More

1  Thank Ani6529
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to try Sunday lunch after hearing the pub was under new management. We couldn't have received a warmer welcome from the entire team. We went early as we have a toddler, and whilst no menu for him he was treated like royalty -...More

Thank niknak1983
Reviewed 19 August 2017

The Crown is our local pub. But it is fast becoming one of our favourite places to eat. Not only is the food superb and I do mean superb, but the hosts are wonderful. They literally make you feel like one of the family without...More

1  Thank smidge1234
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Dropped in en route to home on a long drive. Andrew (mine host) welcoming as ever and we left refreshed to cope with the balance of the drive. Bliss

1  Thank Susan G
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Tasty meal from bar menu with specials available. Service good. Friendly and helpful. New landlord building this up into a good place to eat.

1  Thank Rosemary D
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Under new management and certainly a vast improvement in every way. Eaten in the restaurant and the food was very good, in flavour and presentation. Good wine lists and very much appreciated as this can be a let down in many local pubs, well done....More

1  Thank Lorraine C
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I have driven past The Crown many times and have thought it looked like a nice place to stop in for lunch. I decided that today was the day and my family and I were not disappointed. We were greeted with a warm handshake and...More

Thank nals1974
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8 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Sarah W | Property representative |
Yes, we are dog friendly at lunchtime and in the evenings in the bar, not the restaurant
25 August 2015|
Response from MarkBenny2013 | Property representative |
Hi We serve Sunday lunch 12-5 and it is advisable to book as we are busy on Sundays. Thank you Kerry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$41
Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Crown The Green, Sandon, Chelmsford CM2 7SH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford  >  Sandon
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 477164
  • E-mail
Andrew and Sarah are very proud to be able to invite you to the Crown as the new owners. Although a native of this area for many years, Sarah has travelled extensively and brought a vision of the fabulous places around the world to the walls of the Crown in our unique and inspirational picture gallery. Andrew whilst not a native of this part of Essex, has brought his passion for great food and good wines to the kitchen and dining room of the Crown. Their shared vision of this welcoming pub is waiting for you in the heart of the countryside but just 15 minutes from the centre of Chelmsford. The bar will be open for lunches and evening food every Tuesday through Saturday from 15th June 2017 and the restaurant, Simply Sandon will be open Thursday,Friday and Saturday evenings from 6pm. There will also be a roast meal offered on Sundays from 12pm through to 4pm.
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